Cape Town is located on the southwestern coast of Africa and has been inhabited for thousands of years. The area was first developed by the Dutch East India Company and the first permanent settlement was started in 1652, which makes it the oldest urban area in South Africa. In fact, it was the largest city in the South Africa until a gold rush attracted a greater population to Johannesburg.
Cape Town has a rich history that includes a dark past of conflict, slavery, and apartheid. Today it’s a thriving city that has a strong economy, beautiful beaches, first class wines, and a very diverse society. It was named as the best place to visit in the world by the New York Times in 2014. And its beautiful landscape, diverse culture, and vibrant city life and historical significance attract millions of visitors every year.